Lume Cube 2.0: the next-generation portable lighting LED is here

Lume Cube 2.0: the next-generation portable lighting LED is here
(Image credit: Lume Cube)

Lume Cube has today launched the Lume Cube 2.0. It’s been nearly a year since the California-based outfit announced the plucky little Lume Cube Air, but this latest addition to the portable LED family is a feature-rich, full-fat successor to the original.

According to Lume Cube, the 2.0 is “the smallest, most feature-packed, professional quality LED Light for photo and video on the market.” And indeed, crammed in the box you’ll find a Modification Frame, Softening Diffuser, Warming Gel and DSLR Camera Mount, none of which shipped with the original.

The device appears physically very similar to the Lume Cube 1.0. It has an aluminum body, stands at a diminutive 1.6 inches and weighs just 99g. It also features the same tripod thread, seven levels of strobe lighting and the same level of illuminance, but the similarities largely stop there. 

The Lume Cube 2.0 boasts a 5,600K daylight-quality output and a very impressive 95+ color rendering index. It also touts an increased 80-degree beam angle and an improved lens, which is said to produce no hotspots for more even lighting.

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Mike Harris
Technique Editor

Mike is Deputy Editor for N-Photo: The Nikon Magazine, and brings with him over 10 years experience writing both freelance and for some of the biggest specialist publications. Prior to joining N-Photo Mike was the production editor for the content marketing team of Wex Photo Video, the UK’s largest online specialist photographic retailer, where he sharpened his skills in both the stills and videography spheres.  

While he’s an avid motorsport photographer, his skills extend to every genre of photography – making him one of Digital Camera World’s top tutors for techniques on cameras, lenses, tripods, filters and other imaging equipment, as well as sharing his expertise on shooting everything from portraits and landscapes to abstracts and architecture to wildlife and, yes, fast things going around race tracks.